By Tom Nolan
“The aspects of Shaw . . . are on the heart of . . . [this] compulsively readable biography.”—Daniel Akst, Wall highway Journal
During America’s Swing period, no musician used to be extra winning or debatable than Artie Shaw: the charismatic and opinionated clarinetist-bandleader whose dozens of hits turned anthems for “the maximum generation.” yet a few of his most pretty recordings weren't issued until eventually a long time after he’d left the scene. He broke racial limitations by means of hiring African American musicians. His common “retirements” earned him a name because the Hamlet of jazz. And he hand over taking part in for sturdy on the peak of his powers. The good-looking Shaw had seven other halves (including Lana Turner and Ava Gardner). Inveterate reader and writer of 3 books, he befriended the best-known writers of his time.
Tom Nolan, who interviewed Shaw among 1990 and his loss of life in 2004 and spoke with 100 of his colleagues and contemporaries, captures Shaw and his period with candor and sympathy, bringing the grasp to shiny lifestyles and restoring him to his rightful position in jazz heritage. initially released in hardcover less than the name Three Chords for Beauty's Sake.
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